Texas sage bush, or Leucophyllum frutescens, is a drought-resistant shrub that grows well in USDA Hardiness Zones 8 to 11. The plant is also known as the Texas silverleaf, cenzino, purple sage or Texas barometer bush.
Texas sage bush has silver-gray leaves that are accented by pink, purple and blue tubular flowers in summer and fall, according to SFGate. It requires both full-sun placement and well-drained soil to thrive. Too much water will decrease blooms and increase the chance of root rot. No fertilization is required, but the Texas sage bush should be pruned in early spring to encourage new growth.Learn More
Holly bush berries are poisonous to humans. They contain a chemical that act as emetics, inducing vomiting in individuals, especially children, who eat them. Fatalities from ingesting the berries are unknown, according to noted botanist Nancy Turner.Full Answer >
The butterfly bush, or Buddleia davidii, comes in several varieties and colors. Some varieties include Lockinch, Petite Indigo, White Profusion, Miss Ruby and Blue Chip.Full Answer >
One tip for bush identification is to observe the bark and the shape and color of the leaves. Other ways to identify bushes are to see whether they have thorns, prickles or bristles and identify the sort of flowers they produce. Other identifiers are nuts, acorns, pods, berries or other types of seedheads. Another way to identify a bush is by the habitat where it grows.Full Answer >
Butterfly bushes are hardy plants that can be pruned in the fall, or any other time of the year for that matter. Generally speaking, it is best to prune them while they are dormant. This is best done in the winter in warmer climates.Full Answer >